I have gotten two 5-star reviews of The Jaguar Drum. That’s wonderful. Here they are.
Don’t let the cover put you off this hidden treasure!Reviewed in the United States on February 10, 2021 I almost passed this book by, because of the really bad cover. I kept coming back to it though because the synopsis intrigued me, and I wondered if I was bypassing a real treasure of a story because of a home-made cover. And I was right! This is a FANTASTIC story, very well-done plot, likeable and relatable characters, and a strong sense of history, place and time. Don’t pass up this historical gem for your children, to give them a good look into the Mayan and Spaniard cultures and histories of the time of Philip and Elizabeth of Spain.
I loved being transported to a different place and time.Reviewed in the United States on February 11, 2021. I was impressed with the voice of this book. It doesn’t sound like a modern book and has an older style, which for me helped bring me to a different way of thinking. The information is interesting and told in a believable way. The paragraphs are very long and I think could benefit with some breaking up. Also, if the author reads this, his blurb could use some work. The information about the book feels like a dry summary, and makes people less likely to want to pick it up. I assure you, though, readers, that you do want to pick it up. I loved being transported to a different place and time.
I also have one 5-star rating without a review.
I truly appreciate these excellent reviews and the reviewers’ critical comments.